Salisbury School: Admissions Blog

10 Things You Can't Do Through Zoom

Posted by Sarah Scoville on January 28, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Zoom has been a lifeline for school communities as we are faced with moments of distance learning or virtual community gatherings.  With Salisbury students back on campus and attending in-person classes, sports, and student-life activities, here's Salisbury's rendition of "10 Things You Can't Do Through Zoom."

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School, technology, distance learning, Remote Learning

A Break from Exams: The Case for Project Based Learning

Posted by Sarah Mulrooney on January 12, 2021 at 10:14 AM

We’ve all been there. Your history teacher assigns you a topic, you spend a week or so in the library researching, and you write a paper with a well-developed thesis, making sure your citations are correct and your grammar, spelling, and punctuation are on point. You turn the paper in and after a few days, you get it back with a grade. The teacher moves on to the next thing, and, while you surely developed your skills during the process, it’s not long before the paper is a distant memory other than its place in the grade book and, perhaps, the bottom of a backpack. That’s usually the end of it, but it doesn’t have to be.  

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School, Academics, Project Based Learning, Curriculum

Teaching Alongside Our Boys: Reflections from Mr. Rees

Posted by Trevor Rees on October 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

How do we make space for the often misunderstood 21st century boy to emerge? How can we steer him on the path to becoming a gentlemen? What ingredients compose our fertile Hilltop soil? Healthy competition, the passion to lead from behind, and acceptance. Our job is to line up next to the boys, shoulder to shoulder, and light the way a little brighter.

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Topics: All Boys School, Project Based Learning, Curriculum

The Resounding Relevance of a Single-Gender School

Posted by Bill Warder on October 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM

In a supportive and engaging single-sex environment, students establish a foundation for making responsible decisions, forge healthy relationships and step out of their comfort zone to explore their full potential both inside and outside of the classroom.    

Renowned educators and psychologists have published volumes on the value of a single-sex education. While young men can and do excel in many types of educational institutions, schools designed for boys nurture confidence and inspire growth, while fostering academic success and the development of a young man of character in a balanced and supportive setting.   How do single-sex schools foster this personal growth and development?: 

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Topics: Boarding School, Application, Applying, All Boys School

Why Boarding? -- The Benefits of a Boarding School

Posted by Sarah Scoville on September 24, 2020 at 9:34 AM

Considering a boarding school option can be an emotionally difficult decision for both parents and students.  Parting with family and friends and establishing new friendships doesn't come easily to everyone.  So why even consider making such sacrifices?  What is it about the boarding school experience that can complement your educational formation so well?  Here, we take a look at the value of the boarding environment at Salisbury School.  

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School

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